egajdzis (6075) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, some pine, and floral hops. Taste of caramel malts, some roast, nuts, and toast.
ContemplateBeer (1990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Aroma: Lean chocolate malts, power of suggestion nuttiness, maybe a bit of spiced bread. Appearance: Filtered dark amber brown pour with a tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Lean chocolate malts up front and throughout, with more impressions of spiced bread toward the finish. However, the finish lacks any sort of bitterness and is a bit watery. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A simple brown ale that you could drink for hours; however, it’s simplicity keeps it from the heights of the best of the style.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 Bottle. Pours a reddish brown mahogany color with a nice big tan fluffy head that is slow to go down. Looks pretty good actually. Malted milk chocolate is the first thing that comes to mind when I smell this beer and maybe some nut like hazelnut, actually it smells a lot like Nutella! Weird. Medium mouthfeel. Roasted malt taste with a touch of smokiness. No real hop bitterness to speak of. Subtle sweetness and pretty smooth. Very light taste of light roast coffee as well.
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first ever live rating! Brown, decent beige head. Really nice aroma - roasted walnut, tobacco, some caramel, too. Clean and crisp. Notes of toast and caramel, dry finish. Tasty for the style.
nearbeer (4835) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at Bearden Beer Market. See-through brown with a lasting little ring. Nose is light cocoa and toasted walnut. Flavor is the same, with a hint of woody hops. Medium body is just a little dry from the roast, and slightly watery.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty, almost hazelnut, with Caramel aroma, with nuts, chocolate, and a bit of floral hops. Very dark brown pour with a small tan head. Kinda sweet, with chocolate and nut. Pretty tasty brew.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper red with a fizzy white head. Malty nutty aroma and taste with a cereal grain finish.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sticky, bitter and a little thick. the hops don’t bode well with the rest of what’s going on. uninspiring.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small whitish head. Aroma is rich malt, chocolate, some nuts. Flavor backs off of the malt, but there’s still quite a lot of caramel. The chocolate is creamy, like hot cocoa or milk chocolate. Some hazelnuts. Mouth feel is creamy. Rich, tasty beer. My first exposure to a Bluegrass -- I’d try another.
jhp40219 (445) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Pours a soda brown with a amber hue. Very little head even with an aggressive pour, and head completely disappeared within moments leaving no lacing whatsoever. Faint aroma of roasty hazelnut, malt, caramel and toffee. Very nice, but far too faint. Taste is very nutty up front. Not just hazelnut either, but a nice combo of several different nuts. Roasty malts, caramel and toffee come through very well, especially in the aftertaste. Palate is thin with a watery texture. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer, but the palate and faint aroma really hurt it.